You can’t feel it, but deterioration of the optic nerve oftentimes with  elevated eye pressure can silently steal your sight, a condition called  glaucoma. There may be no symptoms until central vision is lost  (following gradual loss of peripheral vision), so regular eye exams are  critical to find it early. Those at higher risk include:
-People with a family history
-African Americans over age 40
-Anyone over age 60
Fortunately, glaucoma can be treated with medications or surgery.  Regular eye exams every 1-2 years after age 40 can catch it early.

You can’t feel it, but deterioration of the optic nerve oftentimes with elevated eye pressure can silently steal your sight, a condition called glaucoma. There may be no symptoms until central vision is lost (following gradual loss of peripheral vision), so regular eye exams are critical to find it early. Those at higher risk include:

-People with a family history

-African Americans over age 40

-Anyone over age 60

Fortunately, glaucoma can be treated with medications or surgery. Regular eye exams every 1-2 years after age 40 can catch it early.

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